Zoning Board of Appeals positions available
Date of Public Notice Event: November 30, 2017
Town Board: Meeting rescheduled
Date of Public Notice Event: December 14, 2017
The Ancram Town Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 7 pm has been rescheduled to Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7 pm at the Ancram Town Hall, 1416 CR 7, Ancram NY 12502.
Town Board: Hearing to solicit public comments on proposed 2018 budget
Date of Public Notice Event: November 16, 2017
Town Board: The Ancram Town Board will hold a public hearing on November 16, 2017 at 6.45 pm to solicit public comments on the proposed 2018 final budget.
Zoning Board of Appeals: Pool and an addition(Parcel ID # 197.3-1-9) 18 Long Lake Road
Date of Public Notice Event: November 13, 2017
ZBA: Please take notice that the Town of Ancram Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, November 13th, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 1416 County Route 7. Under consideration is an area variance to build a pool and an addition on the property of Rima Grad located (Parcel ID # 197.3-1-9) at 18 Long Lake Road in the Town of Ancram. All those who wish to comment are welcome to do so.
Zoning Board of Appeals: Garage and greenhouse(Parcel ID # 225.-1-7) 143 Carson Road
Date of Public Notice Event: November 13, 2017
ZBA: Please take notice that the Town of Ancram Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, November 13th, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 1416 County Route 7. Under consideration is an area variance to build a garage and greenhouse on the property of Michael Gershon (Parcel ID # 225.-1-7) located at 143 Carson Road in the Town of Ancram. All those who wish to comment are welcome to do so.
Town Board: Ancram Kid’s Camp & Pool Programs
Date of Public Notice Event: November 4, 2017
Town Board: The Ancram Town Board will hold a special Town Board meeting on November 4, 2017 at 10 am at the Ancram Town Hall, 1416 County Route 7, Ancram NY to conduct a Forum to discuss the Ancram kids camp and pool programs.
Town Board: Ridgeline/steep slopes
Town Board: On June 19, 2014, the Ancram Town Board adopted an amendment to the Town Zoning Ordinance to protect the scenic character of ridgelines and steep slopes. The amendment establishes standards to be applied to construction in the Agricultural District on terrain that is designated for protection because it is topographically prominent and scenically important based upon its elevation over 800 feet, being on steep slopes exceeding 15%, visibility from more than 4 miles of public roads in the Town of Ancram, and its size of at least 3.5 acres. Consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, the proposed standards are required for structures on designated terrain when they are part of a major subdivision (5 or more lots). The proposed standards are recommended and encouraged for all other development in the Town of Ancram. The regulation also emphasizes that no lot shall be unbuildable due to these standards. The standards include: Where an area is forested, maintain the continuity of the tree canopy when viewed from publicly accessible locations. Avoid clearing an area to an extent that causes a structure to be silhouetted against the skyline. Where the area to be built upon is not forested, site the structure so that the top of the structure’s roof is not higher than the ridgeline unless trees and shrubs are planted in a way that will effectively screen the proposed structure from view at publicly accessible locations. Retain natural screening of the structure. Limit clearing of existing vegetation to the minimum necessary for the building envelope. Trees can be selectively cut or trimmed to open up view tunnels and view corridors from windows, doors, and decks/porches. Use exterior colors for sides and roofs that blend with the natural environment of the surrounding land. Site the structure so the top of the roof is not higher than the ridgeline unless the structure is screened by existing vegetation when viewed from publicly accessible locations. Use fully shielded light fixtures to direct light downwards instead of sideways and avoid exterior lighting that allows glare to extend beyond property boundaries. Plan road and driveways to minimize cut and fill, clearing of vegetation, and erosion. Place structure along the edges of open fields, especially if any woodland is adjacent. Design the site to help the new structure be visually absorbed by the natural landscape. Carefully consider the impact that cupolas, chimneys, satellite dishes, and antennas may have if they project above the roofline. These structures can be carefully designed in the same manner as the structure to maintain the scenic character of the site when viewed from publicly accessible locations.
Town Board: Appointments to Boards
Town Board: The Ancram Town Board will be making appointments to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Board of Assessment Review at the annual Town Board organizational meeting to be held in early January, 2013. In addition, we are looking for volunteers to serve on the Financial Advisory Council, the Conservation Advisory Council and the Agricultural Advisory Council. Anyone interested in serving on these Boards or Councils, or in learning more about them, should contact Town Supervisor Art Bassin (email@example.com) by email, phone (329-6512 x 6). Applicants may be asked to come in for interviews by the Boards you are interested in serving on, and by the Town Board.
Financial Advisory Council
Financial Advisory Council: The Ancram Financial Advisory Council (FAC) was established by the Ancram Town Board in 2010 to provide financial analytic support for the Town Board and Town Supervisor, and to provide independent public oversight of the Town’s financial management process. The FAC also participates in the preparation of the annual budget, annually reviews the Town’s insurance policies, reviews the Town’s financial reports on a monthly basis and conducts an annual audit of the Town’s financial books and records. The FAC normally meets once a month at 9:30 am on the Saturday morning prior to the Town Board meeting, which is the third Thursday of each month, at the Ancram Town Hall, and more frequently during periods of budget preparation and audit review. Anyone interested in joining the FAC should contact Art Bassin by email at ( firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at 329-0921.
Town Board: Meetings schedule
Town Board: The Town Board of the Town of Ancram does hereby give notice that the Regular Town Board meetings will now be held on the Third Thursday of every month. Any changes will be published prior to the meeting.